Incidental Findings in Oral Radiology Part II: When to Refer
Time & Location
About the Event
1) Free for IODA Gold members with CE certificate
2) Free for IODA silver members without CE certificate
3) $20 for IODA silver members with CE certificate (Please e-transfer $20 to email@example.com)
CE points: 2-hour category 2, limited to IODA Gold and paid Silver members only.
If you are not a member or wish to upgrade your membership, please click here.
Please click HERE to register for this event. It will take few days until we can approve your registration and send you the confirmation email. The registration will closes on Jun 12 at 11 am and we will not be able to accommodate late requests.
Description: Incidental findings are unrelated or additional to the region of interest and original purpose of the scan. Depending on the field of view, they are frequently discovered in all imaging modalities in dentistry. Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) is an imaging technology, which is increasingly used in dentistry. Depending on the field of view, visualization of the anatomical structures outside the intended area may reveal more incidental findings of varying clinical significance. Some of these structures may be outside a dentist’s conventional area of expertise. The dentist or oral radiologist should interpret the entire image, be familiar with the anatomy, variations and abnormalities which affect the maxillofacial area. This will avoid any overzealous referral and unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatment. However, some of these findings can be life threatening in nature and may have medicolegal consequences if proper referral to a specialist are not timely planned.
Learning Objectives: At the completion, the participants will be able to:
1. Recognized and locate the most common incidental findings in maxillofacial area.
2. Compare the appearances of these findings in 2D and CBCT images.
3. Decide if it is needed to simply follow up or take additional images and tests for a specific finding considering the patient’s exposure dose.
4. Judge if it is needed to refer the patient to a specialist based on the clinical significance of an incidental finding.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Masoud Varshosaz received his dental degree form Shiraz Dental School, Iran (1992) followed by a master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from Tehran Dental School, Iran (1995). He is a former Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Beheshti Dental School, Tehran, Iran. He has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate theses and has been the author of many articles published nationally and internationally. He is a board-certified Oral Radiologist in Canada and is an Associate Clinical Instructor in Oral Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He is practicing in Toronto as an associate oral radiologist in private oral radiology clinics.